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Sylvia plath
Sylvia plath
Sylvia plath
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Sylvia plath
Sylvia plath
Sylvia plath
Sylvia plath
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Sylvia plath
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  • Father’s dead inspiredgreif anger and fear in her, haunted her the rest of her life. First Poem was published in the boston herald.
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    • 1. Sylvia Plath
      Created By: William Mathis
    • 2. Early Life
      Born : October 27th 1932 in Boston, Mass.
      Father : Otto Plath
      Mother : Aurelia Plath
      Father Died at eight years old.
      First Poem: 8 and half years old
      Image from: Microsoft Clipart
      Information found at :
    • 3. Major Works
      Her two best known poems : “Daddy”, “Lady Lazarus”
      Only Novel : The Bell Jar
      Wrote man journals in life time.
      All Information found at
    • 4. Attempted Suicide
      Age 20 : first attempt at suicide with pills
      Attempted suicide twice before the age of 31.
      Suffered from depression.
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      Image From : Microsoft Clipart
    • 5. The Bell Jar
      Only novel that Plath wrote.
      Deals with Esther Greenwood
      Follows the dive into insanity.
      Deals with frailty of the human mind.
      Suicide, death and rape.
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      Image from: Microsoft Clipart
    • 6. The Bell Jar:A Semi autobiography
      The Bell Jar- is a very transparent telling of Plath’s life.
      Allusion to many real people in Plath’s life.
      Including- her doctor, her patrons and teachers in Plath’s past.
      Esther Greenwood (Main character of the novel) also works for the same magazine as Plath as well as attaining similar scholarships.
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    • 7. Ted Hughes
      Plath’s First Husband
      British Poet Laureate 1984-1998
      Was married to Plath from 1956 to 1963
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    • 8. AssiaWevill
      Plath’s Husband ,Ted Hughes, left Plath for Wevill.
      The affair has been attributed to the suicide of Plath.
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    • 9. Death
      London on February 11, 1963
      Plath Commited Suicide
      Left two children Frieda and Nicholas in their bedroom
      Provided food and drink for them.
      Had head in oven with gas spouts on.
      Found by her nurse the following morning.
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    • 10. Hughes’s Controversy
      Ted Hughes has, usually by feminists and American Plath fans, been considered Plath’s murderer.
      Controversially destroyed Plath’s journals detailing the last months of their relationship.
      Believed to maybe entail her thoughts on his infidelity.
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    • 11. Grave
      Buried – February 1963.
      Last name Hughes is generally chiseled off.
      Supporters who think that Hughes killed Plath do this.
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    • 12. Full List of Lifetime Works
      Poetry collections
      The Colossus and Other Poems (1960)
      Ariel (1961–1965)
      Three Women: A Monologue for Three Voices (1968)
      Crossing the Water (1971)
      Winter Trees (1971)
      The Collected Poems (1981)
      Selected Poems (1985)
      Plath: Poems (1998)
      Sylvia Plath Reads, Harper Audio (2000) (Audio)
      Collected prose and novels
      The Bell Jar: A novel (1963), under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas"
      Letters Home: Correspondence 1950–1963 (1975)
      Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts (1977)
      The Journals of Sylvia Plath (1982)
      The Magic Mirror (published 1989), Plath's Smith College senior thesis
      The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, edited by Karen V. Kukil (2000)
      Children's books
      The Bed Book (1976)
      The It-Doesn't-Matter-Suit (1996)
      Collected Children's Stories (UK, 2001)
      Mrs. Cherry's Kitchen (2001)
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    • 13. AssiaWevill’s Death
      23 March 1969
      Killed herself as well as her four year old daughter, Shura
      Committed the suicide by placing a mattress in the oven and turning on all the gas valves.
      Brought into question Hughes husbandry.
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    • 14. Nicholas Plath
      Also committed suicide on March 23rd, 2009.
      Not married, no kids and also battled depression.
      Occurred forty six years after his mothers death.
      Hanged himself in his own home.
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    • 15. Frieda Hughes
      The only surviving child of Hughes and Plath’s
      Also a poet and works on BBC radio.
      Also has written a series of children’s books.
      Still living today.
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